Ice Safety 1-Day Workshop

Hands-on practice—assess ice conditions & rescue yourself and others

For Cost Duration Prerequisites Pre-Course Prep
Those who travel and play on frozen waterways (snowshoe, ski, ice fishing, snowmobile); beginner to experienced $229 1 day No experience needed, 12 years + 30 mins online


Get ready for winter adventures—on an action-packed day of ice safety training. No experience needed!

If you go out on frozen lakes or rivers (or you’re thinking about it), this is a great way to get more comfortable and more prepared. On the 4.5 hour introductory workshop you’ll learn safety concepts.

Practice rescuing yourself and others—in the comfort of an insulated ‘immersion suit’ with good people nearby—and learn how to assess ice conditions.

This activity is built-for-COVID: it’s 100% outside with physical distancing throughoutRead about our COVID precautions

Your training will take place in a controlled setting on a lake, pond, or still river (NO fast current) with professional instructors.

Every group has a minimum of 2 instructors, and max 10 participants.

NOTE: This is a 1-day workshop. For international certification, you can join a 2-day Ice Safety and Rescue course

COVID Guarantee: Change your date or transfer to a friend for free. Read our cancellation policy

Have a private group?

Contact us to book a group of family & friends, colleagues, or youth for a private or customized session for up to 10 participants.


  • Tim Irvin Avatar

    I have taken several courses with Boreal River Rescue including Wilderness First Responder and Ice Safety. The instructors and... read more

    Tim Irvin 13 Jan 2021
    Kate McKerlie Avatar

    positive review  Enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors who will teach and challenge you to apply and practice skills in various scenarios - highly recommended!

    Kate McKerlie 21 Jan 2019
    Morgan L Avatar

    I just completed an Ice Safety Workshop with BRR and have previously completed a whitewater rescue course with them as... read more

    Morgan L 06 Jan 2021
  • Calder Patterson Avatar

    positive review  I took the two day ice rescue safety course, the instructors where friendly and knowledgeable and the experience was invaluable... read more

    Calder Patterson 20 Jan 2020
    Nicolas Roulx Avatar

    positive review  J'ai suivi les cours de Wilderness First Responder et de Ice and Safety Rescue avec Boreal River. En comparant avec... read more

    Nicolas Roulx 23 Jan 2020
    Shawn MacDonald Avatar

    Fantastic course! Well organized, thorough and very hands-on. Highly recommended for winter recreationalists and rescue personnel alike.

    Shawn MacDonald 24 Feb 2020
  • Trenton Spence Avatar

    I have now completed swift water rescue and ice rescue training with Boreal River. Both courses were completely hands... read more

    Trenton Spence 25 Mar 2021
    Pascal Bredin Avatar

    positive review  Boreal River is an amazing organisation, with great instructors that are very knowledgeable. Super fun courses 😀

    Pascal Bredin 30 Apr 2019
    Morag Hutcheson Avatar

    positive review  I recently completed a one-day ice safety workshop with Danny. It was excellent. We learned how to check that... read more

    Morag Hutcheson 20 Dec 2020
  • Robert Riviere Avatar

    positive review  really good instructor with quality equipment.
    lots of scenarios to put things into practice.
    good site selection offering natural open water...
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    Robert Riviere 10 Jan 2021